Forrest Eldridge Reed

14 June 1879–15 May 1968 (Age 88)
Wirt, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Forrest Eldridge

When Forrest Eldridge Reed was born on 14 June 1879, in Wirt, West Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen C. Reed, was 22 and his mother, Caroline Louise "Nan" Wise, was 20. He married Alice Maud Osmond on 12 October 1908, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 15 May 1968, in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Forrest Eldridge Reed
Alice Maud Osmond
Marriage: 12 October 1908
Jeanne Osmond Reed
Virginia Eldridge Reed
Rosamond Reed

Spouse and Children

12 October 1908
Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen C. Reed


    Caroline Louise "Nan" Wise




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 3

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 24

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Forrest E Reed, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Forrest E Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Forest E Reed, "United States Census, 1920"

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